The DOTr, along with LTO and LTFRB, to assist motorists during 'Undas'
With 'Oplan Byaheng Ayos', the Department of Transportation (DOTr) is all set to provide services and response to the needs of the public during the All Saints Day and All Souls Day. The Inter-Agency Council on Traffic (i-ACT), through Task Force Alamid, has also conducted clearing operations to ensure that roads are clear from obstructions that cause traffic congestion.
The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has deployed personnel as early as October 27 at the South Luzon Expressway with deputized personnel along Sta. Rosa exit, C-5, and Nichols. The extra manpower on these roads are effective until after All Soul’s Day. Likewise, the LTO has deputized toll personnel to assist at Sta. Rita, San Fernando, and Dau exits along NLEX. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has also begun conducting inspection of different bus terminals in Metro Manila. Besides land travel, 'Oplan Byaheng Ayos' will also see the assistance of those going to other parts of the country by sea or air.
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Besides the DOTr and LTO, the Skyway O&M Corporation (SOMCO), operator of the Skyway and NAIA Expressway (NAIAX), will be rolling out ‘Oplan Ligtas Biyahe: Undas 2017’. With the help of local authorities such as the Metro Manila Development Authority and the Highway Patrol Group, additional traffic personnel will also be deployed at the southbound direction of Skyway and NAIAX. It has also been advised that motorists should plan their trips with given the heavier congestion this coming week. It has also been recommended that motorists should ensure their vehicles are in good running condition to prevent untoward incidents.
The DOTr Hotline 7890, which is manned by the DOTr Office for Commuter Affairs, shall likewise be available to the public 24/7. DOTr attached agencies and offices were also instructed to submit a post-UNDAS report to the DOTr management for evaluation.